Mar 15 2013

Washington Post: EPA likely to delay climate rules for new power plants

Newswire | Published 15 Mar 2013, 11:55 am | Comments Off on Washington Post: EPA likely to delay climate rules for new power plants -

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The Obama administration is leaning toward revising its landmark proposal to regulate greenhouse gas emissions from new power plants, according to several individuals briefed on the matter, a move that would delay tougher restrictions and could anger many environmentalists.

The discussions center on the first-ever greenhouse gas regulations for power plants, which were proposed by the Environmental Protection Agency nearly a year ago. Rewriting the proposal would significantly delay any action, and might allow the agency to set a separate standard for coal-fired power plants, which are roughly twice as polluting as those fueled by natural gas.

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